53rd annual glmsmc gem, mineral and fossil show

Featuring over over 40 exhibits, more than 20 dealers with world wide treasures, FREE kids mini mine and gold panning demos fromCentral MD GPAA!

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Who we are

​The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

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What we do

The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations. 

March 17th 8pm Prospecting Equipment swap, sell and share 

Clean out your prospecting closet and bring in anything you would like to display, sell or swap.

Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.

Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.  

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Sat. March 18th

10 am to 6 pm

Sun. March 19th   11 am to 5 pm


Montgomery County Fairgrounds

March 17th  underwater archaeology 

Ever wonder what it is like to search for shipwrecks using sonar and submersibles?  Find out at our next meeting!

Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!

Did you know there is GOLD and other minerals in the creeks of Maryland?

Come out to one of our local events, a group dig, an overnight outing or attend a meeting and join the Central Maryland Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America as we explore Maryland's little known gold history and search for the lustrous yellow metal.

Coming up soon!

At the next meeting!